A friend of mine has severe Crohn's disease. She has to go have these infusions several times a year for it. She has a colostomy bag because her large intestine basically died on her. She had part of it removed, and then another part, and then another part -- all bowel infarctions -- and then finally the doctor said she just needed a colostomy. She's had a colostomy bag since she was in high school, for one reason or another. She said she could tell when she was having an infarction because the pain was so awful.
Crohn's is a terrible disease to have. It's always lurking near the surface.